mogadishu wrote:uot;]yep. he also said stephen lawrence was not a high achieving innocent who was brutally murdered but a lowlife drug dealer who got schoolkids addicted to crack. so as you can see, this wise man speaks nothing but the truth.
Barnacle Bill wrote:I never knew Stephen Lawrence, and probably nor did you; therefore, how do you know there is no truth in the statement made by Griffin, who might have received his information from someone who knew Lawrence?
I was not saying that Lawrence was or was not anything(therefore,in that case,I was not employing Argumentum ad Ignorantium,according to Mogadishu's definition:the source of the fallacy is that something is true until proven otherwise.), but that Mogadishu was calling someone 'a liar'(or in more legal language, a slanderer or a libeller, NB libel may be a crime) without possibly knowing all the information. As I said in my previous post, many people with a political agenda tell lies, but that doesn’t mean everything they say is a lie.Innocent, till known otherwise, I thought. Incidentally,Griffin has a degree in law, so he should know a little about the law,and high achieving people can sell drugs.